Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adventures in Review - Week 34 - Final Week of MFW

This is both a happy and sad week for us. Although we are excited to be lightening our load a bit in school as the year winds down, we are also sad to see our Adventures in My Father's World come to an end. {Week 34 actually took us 2 weeks to complete. We figured, with this being our last, we could take our time and stretch it out a bit.} 

Our focus verse was Revelation 21:6 - "...I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End...". 

Fun Fact! - I had never really thought about how we got our word 'alphabet' from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, 'Alpha' and 'Beta'.

Our Bible verse poster is finally complete!

We finished up our final 2 states - Alaska and Hawaii. The kids had fun with a little guessing game and our state map place mats to try and figure out which state was the smallest and which state was the largest. Aleeya very quickly said Alaska for the largest and Jase was right behind with the smallest, Rhode Island. Of course, with us living in Texas, they just HAD to add in that Texas was the 2nd largest state. Yeehaw!!!

The boys really had a lot of fun writing a letter to the president. They said, "You can actually DO that?" Now, we did not vote for our current president and we do not agree with many of the things he does and supports, but we do tell our children, that no matter what, God tells us to pray for the rulers and leaders of our country. So, the kiddos wrote letters saying they were praying for him and that he would make wise decisions.

We also finished up the parachutes from my previous post. You can check that post out here. They turned out really great and I still have the criss-cross glue stain patterns all over my tile floors. I'll steam mop those up...one day. 

It was also our last co-op week and yet another missions project. This time, we packed large vacuum-seal bags with various items to be sent off to Iran, Pakistan, and Sudan as care packages. VOM will add full color gospel story books to each bag. To read more about this or participate in it yourself, click here.

Can you believe all the items this little group of 13 kiddos and their parents helped to collect?!? It was amazing! 

As far as math and language are concerned, we still have several more weeks to go...about 5 or 6 to be exact. This is the part I am not really looking forward to.

Want to see what curriculum we plan on using next year? Check out this post. I'll give you a hint, we will be traveling around the world exploring other countries and cultures ;) I am sooo excited for the upcoming school year!!! I have also compiled a long list of associated field trips. To go straight to that post to see if any of these ideas will work for you, click here

Be sure to check back soon for our *video* 'year in review' :)  


  1. Yea...... congrats. It was a great year for us in Adventures too.

  2. i just did some catch up reading on your blog. We just finished Adventures, also. The last few weeks have been lighter for us and we are enjoying slowly tapering off our school year. I thought the explanation of the word alphabet was amazing, also. That is really neat! We will also be doing ECC next... but I am not as adventureous ad you. I might try to do some "field trips", but not all that! LOL! We will probably try to tie in a lot of food... maybe dinner out for some. I think Sheila just did ECC and has a list of field trips

  3. Katie Faith absolutely loved your missions class. She talks about it all of the time! I can't wait to tell her you are teaching it again next year! She will be thrilled! Thanks for all you do!!!

  4. Thanks Shannon - I'll check with Sheila and see if she can pass me her list of field trips.

    Christine - I enjoyed that class so much I wanted to teach it again. All new stories and projects though ;) I love those kiddos!

    Monica - glad y'all had a great year too :)

  5. Yea!! Congratulations on finishing. What a fun year in Adventures. I am also excited about ECC next year.

  6. Yay for finishing! I clicked over and the ECC sounds interesting. I bet the Apologia Botany will be great for summer learning!

  7. Congratulations on finishing!! We're almost done. I can't wait to have a break and then to start our new year.

    Just popping in from the wrap-up.


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